ESPN's Dick Vitale Off Air While Recovering from Surgery
Dick Vitale by Rich Arden/ESPN
This just in from ESPN:
"ESPN college basketball analyst
had successful surgery today to treat ulcers on his left vocal chord. Vitale plans to return to the air in early February. He will continue to provide his college basketball observations on ESPN.com and dickvitaleonline.com while he recuperates.
"'College basketball fans will miss Dick's enthusiasm in the coming weeks. But we are delighted to learn his surgery was a success and we all wish him a speedy recovery,' said ESPN president George Bodenheimer."